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Appellate Attorneys Win Appeal Over Warnings on Advertisements for Sugary Drinks

Posted on 10 February, 2019 at 16:50

Appellate attorneys for the beverage industry were successful in their appeal of a San Francisco law requiring warnings on advertising for sugary drinks. According to NPR, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a "San Francisco law requiring the beverage industry to post health warnings on advertisements for so...

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Appellate Court Decides Profit Dispute Over Drake's Albums

Posted on 8 February, 2019 at 16:10

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a New York appellate court has decided an ongoing dispute over profits from Drake's albums. The appeal stems from a lower court decision which allowed Aspire Music Group which "first signed musical superstar Drake to pursue profits claims against Universal Music." Aspire was co-founded by Lil Wayne's ...

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Third Circuit Finds Delaware's Judicial Balance Mandate Unconstitutional

Posted on 7 February, 2019 at 16:15

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Delaware's constitutional provision requiring that judicial nominations be split between the State's two major political parties is unconstitutional. According to Delaware Online, the federal appellate court found that the constitutional p...

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Criminal Defendants Who are Acquitted are Entitled to Refund of Court Costs and Restitution

Posted on 5 February, 2019 at 10:45

The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that when criminal convictions are overturned on appeal, court fees and restitution should be refunded to the defendant. According to the ABA Journal, the U.S. Supreme Court examined a Colorado case in which criminal defendants were acquitted after an appeal and tackled the ...

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Appellate Court Addresses Bad Faith Claims in New York Insurance Law

Posted on 31 January, 2019 at 14:45

An appellate court in New York has set forth the minimum pleading requirements for bad faith claims against insurers. According to Insurance Business America, the appeals court has established that there are no heightened pleading requirements consequential damages in bad faith claims. In the underlying...

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Appellate Attorneys Argue Over Legality of Habitual Drunkard Law

Posted on 30 January, 2019 at 17:35

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear en banc arguments over the legality of Virginia's "habitual drunkard" law. According to The Daily Progress, the law "allows a circuit court to civilly find someone to be a 'habitual drunkard' and thereafter be prosecuted for possessing or consumi...

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Appeals Court Rules Age Discrimination Act Does Not Apply to Job Applicants

Posted on 28 January, 2019 at 11:15

According to Forbes, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) only protects current employees and does not cover external applicants. The case stems from a lawsuit wherein a 58 year old attorney was seeking a job with a medical supply company's...

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Federal Appeals Court Rules Undocumented Immigrants Do Not Have Second Amendment Right to Bear Arms

Posted on 9 January, 2019 at 10:30

According to the Los Angeles Times, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has held that "a law barring immigrants who are in the country without authorization from owning guns does not violate the 2nd Amendment." The appeal stems from an action brought by a San Jose resident who was convicted of violating the federal law. He appealed arguing that the Sec...

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Appeals Court Rules Politicians Cannot Block Social Media Posts

Posted on 8 January, 2019 at 13:10

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that politicians cannot block dissenters from commenting on their social media accounts. According to Reuters, a "federal appeals court said on Monday a Virginia politician violated the Constitution by temporarily blocking a critic from her Facebook page."

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg to Miss Oral Arguments

Posted on 7 January, 2019 at 11:20

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will not hear oral arguments before the Supreme Court. According to MSN, this is the first time the justice will not attend arguments.


Justice Ginsburg underwent surgury last month to remove two cancerous nodules from ...

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